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Financial Specialist Salary Information

The salary statistics of financial specialists are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of financial specialists in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of financial specialists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The financial specialists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Financial Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial specialists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) financial specialists is $131,800. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,700. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 240% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of financial specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Table 2. Financial Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of financial specialists in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for financial specialists occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $80,110. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $56,070).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Retail Trade
Wholesale Trade
Transportation and Warehousing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Federal, State, and Local Government
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Health Care and Social Assistance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Educational Services
Accommodation and Food Services

Table 3. Salaries of Financial Specialist Related Occupations

The average annual salary of financial specialist related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Personal Financial Advisors
Financial Analysts
Financial Analysts and Advisors
Financial Examiners
Budget Analysts
Credit Analysts
Other Financial Specialists
Accountants and Auditors
Insurance Underwriters
Loan Officers
Credit Counselors and Loan Officers
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
Tax Examiners, Collectors and Preparers, and Revenue Agents
Credit Counselors
Tax Preparers


Highest paying industries for financial specialists.